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    Myocardial Infarction: Management of the Subacute Period

    MICHAEL G. MERCADO, DUSTIN K. SMITH, MICHAEL L. MCCONNON

    Optimal management of myocardial infarction in the subacute period focuses on improving the discharge planning process, implementing therapies early to prevent recurrent myocardial infarction, and avoiding hospital readmission. Antiplatelet therapy, renin-angiotensin...

    Outpatient Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

    HERBERT L. MUNCIE, JR., YASMIN YASINIAN, LINDA OGE'

    Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome begin six to 24 hours after the last alcohol intake, and they can become severe if the condition is not treated appropriately. Symptom severity should be assessed using a validated instrument. Most patients with mild or moderate...

    Care of the College Student

    BRIAN K. UNWIN, JEFFREY GOODIE, BRIAN V. REAMY, JEFFREY QUINLAN

    Meeting the needs of the college student involves management of not only common illnesses and chronic conditions, but of behaviors and stressors that are unique to students. Concerns include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression,...

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    A health care skills checklist is one recommended method to assess the needs of the patient and to develop goals for the transition to a health care model that expects assumption of adult responsibilities.

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP News Now: AFP Edition

    AAFP Releases Third Installment of Choosing Wisely Recommendations | Report: Medical Education Needs Overhaul | AMA Finds Private Medical Practices Remain Strong Despite Hospital Buyouts | FDA to Scrutinize Some Medical Apps

    Curbside Consultation

    Talking with Children About a Parent's Serious Illness

    PARAG BHARADWAJ, NISHA SANDESARA, SANDRA E. STERNBERG, BARBARA L. JONES

    A 45-year-old woman is admitted to the hospital with severe pancreatitis. She reports rapid and significant weight loss over a period of one month. Tests reveal that she has metastatic pancreatic cancer, and the prognosis is poor. She is married and has two children five and...

    Editorials

    After Detoxification: Levels of Treatment for Alcohol Dependence

    KEVIN P. HILL

    The media have profiled the damaging impact alcohol use disorders can have on patients' lives. The portrayal of treatment, however, is often unrealistic: patients are whisked away to exclusive treatment centers and are immersed in 90-day programs. Such centers are beyond the...

    Cochrane for Clinicians

    Optimal Antibiotic Regimen for Treating Lower UTI in Children

    WILLIAM E. CAYLEY, JR.

    What is the optimal antibiotic regimen for treating lower urinary tract infection (UTI) in children?

    Prevention of Herpes Zoster in Older Adults

    JARED KOCHER

    In older adults, is vaccination against herpes zoster effective and safe?

    Photo Quiz

    Diffuse, Pruritic, Papular Rash

    CARLTON J. COVEY, DAVID A. DY

    A 34-year-old man presented with a pruritic, erythematous, papular rash that appeared two days earlier. The rash started on his trunk and back, then progressed to his arms and the proximal portion of his legs. He did not have pain, burning, or a tingling sensation. He did not...

    POEMs

    Breast Cancer Prevented in Some Women with Drug Treatment

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Low-Dose Penicillin Prevents Recurrent Cellulitis

    MARK H. EBELL

    Sexual, Urinary, and Bowel Dysfunction Common After Treatment for Localized Prostate Cancer

    MARK H. EBELL

    Kidney Stones: Prevention Options

    ALLEN F. SHAUGHNESSY

    Dextrose Prolotherapy Decreases Pain and Stiffness in Knee Degenerative Joint Disease

    HENRY C. BARRY

    n-3 Fatty Acids Do Not Prevent Cardiovascular Events in High-Risk Patients

    MARK H. EBELL

    Practice Guidelines

    Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: Recommendations from the ACP

    MICHAEL DEVITT

    Guideline source: American College of Physicians

    Letters to the Editor

    Chagas Disease Is a Consideration in Latino Patients

    LORENZO ZAMMARCHI, ALESSANDRO BARTOLONI, JOSÉ MUñOZ

    Corrections

    Correction

    Incorrect maintenance dosage for phenobarbital. The article “Management of Status Epilepticus” (August 1, 2003; p. 469) contained an error in the maintenance dosage of phenobarbital for treatment of status epilepticus in Table 2 (p. 474). The dosage should have been 1 to 3 mg...



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